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Birth Date: July 19, 1952
Birth Place: Washington, D.C.
2013 SEASON: ranked ninth in the Maryland standings with 29 winners…had a fantastic fall meeting at Laurel Park with 18 victories from 45 starters (40%)…Joint Custody won a pair of stakes races during the Laurel fall meet, including Maryland Juvenile Championship…Jonesin for Jerry won the Maryland Million Lassie, the seventh Maryland Million score for the barn…Debt Ceiling won the Rollicking Stakes on the Preakness undercard and Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs during his 2-year-old campaign.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: trained Little Bold John who retired in 1993 with 38 wins in 105 starts and earnings of nearly $2 million…Little Bold John’s 26 career stakes victories represents a Maryland-bred record…among his victories was the 1987 Maryland Million Classic and the Donn Handicap (G1)…saddled Pulverizing to a seventh place finish in the 1989 Preakness Stakes (G1)…won the Baltimore Breeders’ Cup (G3) with Lightning Paces in 2001… captured the 2009 Laurel Park summer stand with seven wins in nine starts (with two second place finishes)…won the 2004 Laurel Park winter meeting…named Maryland Trainer of the Year for 1992 by the MTHA…career-best 114 victories in 1988.…first winner was Hail Aristocrat at Penn National in 1973…saddled 1,000th winner with Run John Run at Timonium Fair in 1998.
PERSONAL: started his career as an exercise rider.